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Japanese Tobacco Pouch Ivory Silver Kagamibuta Dragon Ojime

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Inro and Sagemono: Pre 1900: Item # 1286940

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Rochester, New York 14618

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A fine quality 19th century Japanese Meiji embroidered textile tobacco pouch with silver dragon Kanemono(clasp) and exceptional, matching, genuine ivory(not celluloid) Kagamibuta netsuke with silver(probably sterling or close to it)dragon. Both dragons, holding the flaming pearl, are highly detailed with excellent fine raised work and open work whiskers. The sagemono ensemble is attached together with 10 fine silver plated metal chains and a silver(may be sterling or close to sterling) dragon ojime(does not move). The finely embroidered phoenix is in muted shades of purple, green, blue, and red. The interior fabric appears to be green leather with white kiku and is divided into two separate compartments. The clasp on the interior of the outer clasp is silver with engraved waves and a name, the inner, smaller compartment has an ivory clasp. Dimensions: 3.25" high x 5.5" wide. Netsuke: 2" diameter x approx. 3/4" deep. Condition: All excellent, but normal wear to fabric from age/use, and a small worn area at lower bottom edge of pouch, measuring 1 1/4" long x 1/4" deep. Dates to the 19th century. Postage/insurance extra. Satisfaction guaranteed or money back, providing item returned in sent condition, within 3 days of receipt and the way it was packed. Sales tax charged if sold in New York state unless valid NY state sales tax number and resale certificate provided.